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« Reply #600 on: <09-26-15/2139:22> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual.

In fairness, SR has a similar setup...core + magic + weapons + matrix + options + rigger...wish that "critters" was also in there.

Plus, since so much of the game is the setting itself, you can still make use of old sourcebooks like Vice and Feral Cities from 4e (and from older editions, I just don't know any).
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« Reply #601 on: <09-27-15/0138:25> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual.

In fairness, SR has a similar setup...core + magic + weapons + matrix + options + rigger...wish that "critters" was also in there.

LONG time ago (Like, '91!), I had an adventure called "Egg of the ... do *what* now?!" which featured the 'runners getting hired to leave the city, go into native territory, and help a guy bag some paracritters. Which was, you know, highly illegal poaching. I should dust that off some day and see if it's salvageable.

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« Reply #602 on: <09-27-15/0935:09> »
That sounds awesome Wakshaani! With all the recent issues surrounding sport hunting, could even touch on some current social issues ;)

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« Reply #603 on: <09-27-15/1011:30> »
That sounds awesome Wakshaani! With all the recent issues surrounding sport hunting, could even touch on some current social issues ;)

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« Reply #604 on: <09-27-15/1042:57> »
Wak, you should really check out Elven Blood....
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« Reply #605 on: <09-27-15/1342:23> »
Wak, you should really check out Elven Blood....

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« Reply #606 on: <09-27-15/1359:46> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual.

In fairness, SR has a similar setup...core + magic + weapons + matrix + options + rigger...wish that "critters" was also in there.

Plus, since so much of the game is the setting itself, you can still make use of old sourcebooks like Vice and Feral Cities from 4e (and from older editions, I just don't know any).

And this is yet another reason that the largest majority of "fluff" should be in separate sources. This way, those sources stay good throughout the life of the game even beyond the edition it's published during.

As to the sales issue, these sources can be reprinted as editions go on with updates on the various pieces of information, possibly even opening up 'special' compilations of several of these sources. Lord knows that many of the older setting-only books need updated versions, and this tendency of overloading rules supplements with fluffy bits is just, IMO, creating an excuse not to redo those.
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« Reply #607 on: <09-28-15/1213:55> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual.

In fairness, SR has a similar setup...core + magic + weapons + matrix + options + rigger...wish that "critters" was also in there.

Plus, since so much of the game is the setting itself, you can still make use of old sourcebooks like Vice and Feral Cities from 4e (and from older editions, I just don't know any).

If a conversion guide exists to update stats then my old books would be more useful in that regard. 

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« Reply #608 on: <09-28-15/1420:41> »
There's a 4->5 conversion guide.  There might be a 3->4, I honestly don't know.
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« Reply #609 on: <09-28-15/2311:06> »
There's a 4->5 conversion guide.  There might be a 3->4, I honestly don't know.
Of course there is.

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« Reply #610 on: <09-29-15/0058:49> »
Word of warning:

The 3 to 4 conversion hurts. A lot.

What with the total rework of attributes, pools, and skills....characters are almost worth just rebuilding into 4e instead of converting.
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« Reply #611 on: <09-29-15/0517:54> »
Word of warning:

The 3 to 4 conversion hurts. A lot.

What with the total rework of attributes, pools, and skills....characters are almost worth just rebuilding into 4e instead of converting.

That is what I have done through the editions. Just take what karma they have and rebuild and just slide over cash and gear (if they have a compatible version) and cyber if any.
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« Reply #612 on: <10-08-15/2052:54> »
It's been a while, but was able to ping Jason about current projects and upcoming releases:

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Hard Targets: A Deep Shadows book focused on wetwork, with some fun assassination-themed gear and a lot of information on Havana.

Sprawl Sites: Corporate Hideouts: 8 maps and a plot hook booklet focused on corporate-themed locations to drop into any sprawl.

Rigger 5: Just what it sounds like! And years before the end of Fifth Edition …

Market Panic: The Fifth Edition corporate book. Updates on the Big Ten, some AAs, and the general chaos the corps are going through.

On the e-book side, the latest book in the Sioux Nation series, focusing on the city of Butte, will hit layout later today. Then we have a Sioux Nation adventure called Counting Coup, and a non-Sioux book detailing the city of San Francisco.

Now that the con season is done, will be looking to try and get to a more regular cadence with these updates.

I notice that the Technomancer book is not in this list. One wonders if this means it's not happening or just even further in the future.

Very sad about that, they are badly in need of a book of their own.
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« Reply #613 on: <10-10-15/0829:22> »
It's been a while, but was able to ping Jason about current projects and upcoming releases:

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Hard Targets: A Deep Shadows book focused on wetwork, with some fun assassination-themed gear and a lot of information on Havana.

Sprawl Sites: Corporate Hideouts: 8 maps and a plot hook booklet focused on corporate-themed locations to drop into any sprawl.

Rigger 5: Just what it sounds like! And years before the end of Fifth Edition …

Market Panic: The Fifth Edition corporate book. Updates on the Big Ten, some AAs, and the general chaos the corps are going through.

On the e-book side, the latest book in the Sioux Nation series, focusing on the city of Butte, will hit layout later today. Then we have a Sioux Nation adventure called Counting Coup, and a non-Sioux book detailing the city of San Francisco.

Now that the con season is done, will be looking to try and get to a more regular cadence with these updates.

I notice that the Technomancer book is not in this list. One wonders if this means it's not happening or just even further in the future.

Very sad about that, they are badly in need of a book of their own.

Ebooks are not on the list at all. There are a shit ton of ebooks in development, none are listed here.
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« Reply #614 on: <10-10-15/0838:21> »
It's been a while, but was able to ping Jason about current projects and upcoming releases:

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Hard Targets: A Deep Shadows book focused on wetwork, with some fun assassination-themed gear and a lot of information on Havana.

Sprawl Sites: Corporate Hideouts: 8 maps and a plot hook booklet focused on corporate-themed locations to drop into any sprawl.

Rigger 5: Just what it sounds like! And years before the end of Fifth Edition …

Market Panic: The Fifth Edition corporate book. Updates on the Big Ten, some AAs, and the general chaos the corps are going through.

On the e-book side, the latest book in the Sioux Nation series, focusing on the city of Butte, will hit layout later today. Then we have a Sioux Nation adventure called Counting Coup, and a non-Sioux book detailing the city of San Francisco.

Now that the con season is done, will be looking to try and get to a more regular cadence with these updates.

I notice that the Technomancer book is not in this list. One wonders if this means it's not happening or just even further in the future.

Very sad about that, they are badly in need of a book of their own.

Ebooks are not on the list at all. There are a shit ton of ebooks in development, none are listed here.

In the Incoming section (third page, the 'logging in' page), Virtual Tribes is listed; I believe this will be the TM one.